Jealous of Paul Muni, his beard, and his accents, Spencer Tracy got his hair curled and learned a Portuguese accent, thus originally winning the Best Actor Oscar in 1937 for Captains Courageous:
Paul Muni sat with his beard in the corner, having lost for The l.ife of Emile Zola:
Charles Boyer sat in another corner, plotting world domination and the seduction of Greta Garbo in Conquest:
Robert Montgomery has a head on his shoulders — and another in a hat box in Night Must Fall:
The last original nominee was Fredric March in one of his best dramatic roles in A Star Is Born:
So who did the Academy leave out? I humbly submit one of the greatest comedic actors of all time, Mr. Archibald Leach…better known as Cary Grant:
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